Commercialism can also refer to the domination of things by business/corporate interests, or the exploitation of intangible things for private gain.
Commercialism is often closely associated with the corporate world and advertising and is mainly due to increses in technology
The related term "commercialized" is often used in an accusing way, implying that someone or something has been despoiled by commercial or monetary interests.
COMMERCIALISM ISSUE RISES ANEW IN ATHENS GREEKS ARE DETERMINED TO AVOID THE REPETITION OF BAZAAR ATMOSPHERE THAT EXISTED IN ATLANTA.(Sports)
Sep 21, 1997; Byline: Patrick Quinn Associated Press ATHENS, Greece -- Two weeks after their ancient capital was awarded the 2004 Olympics,...